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Synthesis with a boiling toluene

  1. Jan 16, 2017 #1
    Hello everyone

    in a synthesis, they mixed oleylamine with a boiling solution of toluene for 2hours
    they didn't mention if it's with reflux or not !
    i don't know if it doesn't represent any harmful consequence even in fume hood
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2017 #2

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    If they boiled toluene for 2 hours, it was almost certainly using a reflux condenser. If they hadn't used one, the toluene would have boiled away. These types of reactions should always be carried out in a fume hood.
     
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